The Chairman of the Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption (PACAC), Prof. Itse Sagay (SAN), on Monday slammed those criticizing President Muhammadu Buhari and the All Progressives Congress (APC) for naming dead men among appointees into boards of Federal Government agencies.
Sagay believes Buhari is not to be blamed, describing the critics as Lilliputians and idle minds complaining over nothing.
The professor added that the Presidency was not supposed to go knocking from door to door 24 hours before the announcement to ask who was dead or alive.
“What I find irritating is the so-called outrage by the Nigerian elite that in a list of almost 3,000 people nominated for various agencies, five or six had died,” Sagay told newsmen on New Year Day.
“And there is a general pretense by the Nigerian elite that it was of huge, monumental importance; that it shows incompetence and all that.
“I ask myself: a list that has been under compilation for over two years, revised and re-revised, do they expect that about 3,000 people would all still be alive after two years?
“If not, do they expect the Presidency to go knocking from door to door 24 hours before the announcement to ask who was dead or alive, or to ask if they would survive until the announcement? Are they supposed to have done that?
“So, the whole thing (criticisms) is extremely unreasonable,” he said.
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